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BANG members ratify contract extension

BANG Guild members voted today to ratify an agreement with management that extends our contract through September 30, 2015.

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Guild, OPI progress toward new Hawaii Tribune-Herald contract

Your Guild bargaining committee reached or confirmed agreements with OPI this week on a grievance procedure, a fair standard for discipline, union shop, dues deduction, and leaves of absence.

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Bay Area News Group members: vote on the TA today

Your Guild bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with BANG East Bay management on a contract extension through Sept. 30, 2015.

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Merc News members ratify extension as sale of paper looms

Members of the Mercury News Guild ratified a three-month contract extension Wednesday.
Under the terms of the extension, employees will receive a half day of paid leave, in addition to the two days of paid leave negotiated under the terms of our current contract, which is scheduled to expire June 30.

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Copy editors put a period on bargaining with McClatchy

Guild representatives and McClatchy management this week completed the latest round of negotiations on the structure of the Sacramento Editorial Production Center (EPC).

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Fresno Bee unit ratifies raises and virtual transfer of copy desk

Guild members voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the tentative agreement reached by the bargaining team and management. This language includes: – A 2% merit pool (raises). – Makes a small change so that a review date stays the same when a short leave of absence is taken. – Adds language …

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Victory for video interpreters: first contract

All four ASLIU centers have voted to ratify contracts with Purple Communications. The union contracts are the first in the nation for American Sign Language video interpreters.

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Hawaii Tribune-Herald unit begins negotiations with new owners

Bargaining Bulletin #1 Newspaper Guild and OPI management representatives met and exchanged initial proposals this week, marking the official start of negotiations for a new contract for Tribune-Herald employees. The negotiations – the first since OPI took ownership of the paper and cancelled the Guild contract on December 3 – …

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Fresno Guild reaches tentative agreement on virtual consolidation, merit raises, leave policy

Bargaining bulletin #2 Today, Guild representatives and the company came to a tentative agreement regarding the virtual copy desk consolidation, a 2% merit pool for all employees and a change regarding leaves of absence. The agreement needs Guild members’ approval in a vote by that will be scheduled a few weeks …

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ASLIU gets tentative agreement on first contract with Purple Communiciations

Purple Bargaining Update #20 March 2, 2015 During March of 2013, employees of four Purple centers, later known as American Sign Language Interpreters United (ASLIU), began bargaining a labor agreement with Purple Communications. This came as a result of Union organizing efforts during October and November of 2012, when the …

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